[OSM-talk] Timezones (was: Deleting data)

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 11:14:37 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> The traditional consensus is that anyone can put anything
> in OSM

It was only a consensus in the group of contributors thinking that
(which is then easy to reach a consensus).
This remembers me similars discussions about:
- hi-res aerial imagery coverage by huge polygons (Yahoo!)
- parcels
- underground facilities (sewer, parkings, phone cables)
- geologic stuff (mountain strings, stratifications)

All such features have the problem that they are often not verifiable
(underground) or creates high density maps with many different layers
where none of the OSM editors can handle easily and correctly
different layers making the map "unreadable" and "unworkable"
(parcels, sewer, air lines) or that polygons are so big that nobody is
able to maintain them correctly (coastlines) or too fuzzy to represent
something real with a sharp line (e.g. mountains strings, valleys). So
no, you cannot say that OSM can be a garbage collector for all data as
soon as you can draw them on a map.


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